House Bill 2504 Fall 2012 Course Syllabus PHYS-1415-73 - Physical Science
Fall 2012 Course Syllabus
PHYS-1415-73 - Physical Science
|Instructor||Byrd, Otis E.|
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|Course Description||A course for non-science majors. Topics may include astronomy, chemistry, geology, meteorology or physics.|
|Required Textbooks||Integrated Science, 6th edition, McGraw-Hill Companies inc. copywright 2013, Bill W. Tillery, Eldon D. Enger, Fredrick C. Ross|
Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. A student with three absences may be dropped from class.
|Course Grading Scale||90 - 100 = A 80 - 89 = B 70 - 79 = C 60 - 69 = D Below 59 = F|
|Determination of Final Grade||
Tests - 60%, Homework 20%, Experiments 20%
|Final Exam Date||December 10, 2012 - 1:00 AM|
Week 1:Electricity Chapter 6
Week 2:Electricity Chapter 6
Assignment on Chapter 6 Eleatricity due 9/10
Week 3:Light Chapter 7
Week 4:Light Chapter 7
Assignment on Chapter 7 Light due 9/24
Test I (9/24 - 10/15)
Week 5: Atoms Chapter 8
Week 6: Chemical reactions Chapter 9
Week 7: Nuclear reactions Chapter 11
Assignment: Atomic structure, chemical reactions, and nuclear due reactions 10/15
Test II (10/15 10/29)
Week 8:The Universe Chapter 12
Week 9:The Universe Chapter 12
Assignment: The Universe due 10/29
Week 10:The Solar System Chapter 13
Week 11:The Solar System Chapter 13
Assignment: The Solar System 11/12
Week 12:The Earth in Space Chapter 14
Week 13:The Earth in Space Chapter 14
Assignment:The Earth in Space 11/26
Test III (11/26 12-6)
Week 14:Final review, FINAL (12/6 12/10)
|Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates||
(C stands for chapter)
(QT stands for Questions for Thought)
(FA stands for Fuither analysis)
(PA stands for Parallel Exercises)
Week 1:Electricity; charge, voltage, current, Circuits
Week 2:Power, AC DC, Magneticfieldsand field interaction.
Assignment C 6 Eleatricity
Week 3:Light; sourtces of light properties of light, refraction & reflection
Week 4:Dispersion of color, evidence for waves & particles, Quantification of energy, relatively discussed.
Assignment on Chapter 7 Light
Week 5:Atoms; Atomic structure, The quantum concept, and Quantum mechanics
Week 6: Chemical reactions; Compounds,elements, and chemical bonds
Week 7: Nuclear reactions; Natural radioactivity, Radioactive decay
Assignment: Atomic structure, chemical reactions, nuclear reactions
Week 8:The Universe; the night sky, origin of stars
Week 9:nature of stars
Assignment: The Universe
Week 10:The Solar System; Planets and moons,
Week 11:Comets, Asteroids, and meteorites
Assignment: The Solar System
Week 12:The Earth in Space; Shape , Size and motion
Week 13:The Earth moon system
Assignment:The Earth in Space
Week 14:Final, review final
|General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes||
|Program Student Learning Outcomes||
PSLO ALPHA: Reading Skills - Demonstrates comprehension of
Identifies all main ideas, supporting details, and vocabulary in reading material; demonstrates a full understanding of the material.
PSLO 1: Critical Thinking Skills – Uses creative thinking, innovation, inquiry and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information.
Creatively identifies problem, argument, or issue (to determine extent of information needed); differentiates the facts from opinions as relates to situation; constructs possible solutions or prediction or consequences; uses logical, sound reasoning to justify conclusion.
PSLO 2: Communication Skills – Demonstrates effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and/or visual communication.
Expresses a strong thesis; organizes information with effective transitions & sequencing of ideas; uses substantial, logical & specific development of ideas; details are relevant, original, credible and correctly documented when appropriate to show an effective development and interpretation of ideas; and presents ideas in appropriate mode of expression for the task.
PSLO3: Empirical and Quantitative Skills – Applies the manipulation and/or analysis of numerical data or observable facts resulting in informed conclusions.
Identifies mathematical or scientific principles needed to complete task; uses mathematical or scientific principles needed to complete task; analyzes how to use the principles; and applies problem-solving skills in mathematical or scientific principles needed to complete task with correct informed conclusions.
PSLO 4: Teamwork Skills- Shows the ability to consider different points of view and to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal.
Helps the team move forward by discussing merits of alternative ideas; Treats team members respectfully; uses positive facial, vocal or written tone, or language to convey a positive attitude; Motivates teammates by expressing confidence about the importance of the task; Provides assistance/encouragement to team members; Completes all assigned tasks by deadline; Addresses conflict constructively; or helps the group avoid conflict completely.
|Course Student Learning Outcomes||
1)Demonstrate comprehension of content-area material(PSLO ALPHA)
2)Describe the nature of electric charge, current, and Voltage; and how they relate to a magnetic field(PSLO1&2)
3)Describe the nature and properties of of light(PSLO1&2)
4)Discuss the structure of the atom, and the Quantum concept of energy(PSLO1&2)
5)Descrinbe the nature of chemical and nuclear reactions(PSLO1&2)
6)Describe the motion of the stars and Planets (including the earth)as well as the laws governing the motion(PSLO1&2)
7)Explain the working and life cycle of stars(PSLO1&2)
7)Discuss the Development of the solar system and describe the planets(PSLO1&2)
|Academic Honesty||Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.|
This course will end the last day of Classes Dec 5. All work must be submitted at this time. Your final must be submitted by end of day Dec. 10.
The topics for this course are listed in the syllabus. Assignments will include experiments, homework, tests, and a final. The test and the final will count 60% and home work and experiments will count 40%.
Experiments will be assigned using the home page. There will be an experiment sheet for each experiment.
Test will be announced from the home Page and as shown on the syllabus and will be taken using blackboard. The test will be multiple choice and there will be a time limit. The test will cover material from the text. Study guides and advice will be available before the test.
|ADA Considerations||The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Special Populations Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.|
Some material in this course may be copyrighted. They may be used only for instructional purposes this semester,
by students enrolled in this course. These materials are being used fairly and legally.
No one may distribute or share these copyrighted materials in any medium or format with anyone outside this class,
including publishing essays with copyrighted material, uploading copyrighted material to Facebook or YouTube, or
painting or performing copyrighted material for public display.
Copyright violation is not the same thing as plagiarism. Plagiarism is intellectual dishonesty. Offenses of plagiarism result in lower grades or failing scores, and professors and the college strictly enforce plagiarism rules. There is never any acceptable use of plagiarism. Copyright violation is a legal offense, punishable by large fines and penalties.
Copyrighted material can be used if permission from the material’s creator is obtained, or if its use meets the standards of fair use in an educational setting. For example, a student can quote a line from Shakespeare’s Hamlet in a report without violating copyright but still be guilty of plagiarism if the quotation is not properly documented.
If you are in doubt about what material can be freely used, ask your professor or contact the Dean of Library Services, at (409) 984-6216.
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What’s the difference between assessment and grades? The grades you get on papers, projects, speeches, and assignments are specific types of focused assessment. LSC-PA’s assessment efforts include class grades, surveys, standardized tests, and other tools.
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divulge information to third parties, including parents and legal guardians of students. Even if the students are
minors, information about their college work cannot be shared with anyone except in very limited circumstances.
Anyone requesting information about a student should be referred to the Registrar. Instructors will be notified in writing by that Office about what information may be released and to whom.
Please remember that releasing private information about a student, however innocuous it may seem, can be a violation of federal law, with very serious consequences.
Circumstances under which information may be released:
An adult student may submit, to the Registrar, a handwritten, signed note granting permission for release of
information. The note must specify what information may be divulged, and it must specify the name of the person
to whom the information may be given.
The Registrar’s office is located in the Student Center room 303B, and can be reached at (409) 984-6165.
This course helps add to the students’ overall collegiate experience in the following ways:
|Degree Plan Evaluation||
A Degree Plan Evaluation will help you determine which classes you need to complete your program.
All of the classes that you have taken that apply to your declared major will be listed on the right. If you have a class that still needs to be completed, a “NO” will be listed on the right next to the required class.
|HB 2504||This syllabus is part of LSC-PA’s efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.|
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